Welcome...Now at 500 Posts and Counting!!!

Welcome...Now at 500 Posts and Counting!!!

Friday, June 29, 2007

Another Friday

Hello folks out there in bloggo land! Well the past few days have flown by and what have i done? I have gotten some leads on a few prospects and i am looking into them. A good ol pal of mine has checked on some ESL jobs in Toronto and would help me find a place if i was to go there. Of course the Captain tells me i should go up North instead, why would ya wanna be in Toronto? Well dum dum i survived Tokyo didnt i? Its best parts and its WORST lemmie tell ya. He also criticized me for my youthfulness...like who doesnt wanna feel young, saying some dont take me seriously, but on my behalf, some of those people...well...suck. To blow my own horn, i think some people deep deep down inside get a little jealous, why? Because they are not free, free to basically do what they want. Tied down, not that being tied down is a bad thing, but it can be distracting in many ways, it is to me. And hey...opinions are like having an ass, everybody has one. Now if i wanted to go to Toronto and work, there is nothing holding me back from going. Sure i miss family and the dogs if i went, but Toronto is not like going across the world to live in Japan. As for other people, i think they get a little scared when someone with enthusiasm comes in, they get protective of their spot so to speak, they dont wanna lose what they got to some newcomer who shows up to work 40 minutes early and is willing to stay till eons after they are finished their shift to make sure everything is ok. When you give a little extra, people notice, or in some cases try not to notice. Some people cannot get out of their own way, so they criticize you or ridicule you, talk down to you to make you feel small, so that you perhaps will get discouraged and maybe go away, see that is called protecting your spot. Like one day this guy tried to give me advice on teaching and did it right in front of the boss, well it was more like criticism in front of the boss and i was getting very visiably pissed off. What was this guy doing? He was protecting his spot, he knew the boss was there and was trying to play the hero, instead he was making an ass of himself. It was his way of secretly saying, hey you are starting to make inroads here, now i am going to protect my spot. It is like we talked about in Sociology, the concept of the Glass Ceiling, what is the glass ceiling again? Lets review....

The term glass ceiling refers to situations where the advancement of a person within the hierarchy of an organization is limited.
This situation is referred to as a "ceiling" as there is a limitation blocking upward advancement, and "glass" (transparent) because the limitation is not immediately apparent and is normally an unwritten and unofficial policy. The "glass ceiling" is distinguished from formal barriers to advancement, such as education or experience requirements.
There is something else known as the glass cliff which is a situation wherein someone has been promoted into a risky, difficult job where the chances of failure are higher.
Dad always said, "It all comes out in the wash" That is good advice and in this case, i think it is very true advice.

Well how is everything else? I went to Gordie Howe Day in Kentville and it was fun, i got to meet Mr Hockey and he had a Don Cherry impersonator with him and he was an absolute riot! Should have seen the ugly yellow jacket he was wearing. Mr Hockey was the guest of honor at last nights Axemen Dinner and i guess some 500 people were there. I was also at Acadia som two days in a row, the second day i had to take the bus and yes i think Canada should adopt the bullet train from Japan, if i could take one thing and put it in the Valley, that is what it would be. Stop stop stop and wait wait wait everywhere! Jeesh! The meal hall lady was on the bus too, i still remember her chasing me almost all the way to Tower "ONE BANaNA!" Plus while i was having ice cream TROLL came up to me and started chatting...yes it was quite the day, visited all the landmarks though, The Vil, the Market, Billy Bobs...if you dont visit one of those, then you have not really visited Wolfville! I got some information that i wanted from the School of Education located over at Seminary House. Another interesting tidbt isaw was that Tower was getting new glass and i heard some info that it may be re-opening cause Cutten House is full of mold...wouldnt that be interesting?
This weekend is Buddy Blair's annual Canada Day BBQ and i am heading over there Saturday around 4ish. Should be fun times. Or drunken times at least. And for those criticizing me, i like the odd drink, i like beer...deal with it! I am not an alkie, maybe some of you drive me to drink! LOL!
Me and Mom watched the Dukes of Hazzard II: The Beginnning the other day...not the greatest movie ever ill tell ya.
People should check me out on Facebook, just look up Robert Hawley, i have posted lots of pics there and stuff. Lots of videos. Lots and lots and lots of stuff. I love it cause i like catching up with people i have not seen in eons on there.
Anways folks, gotta go downtown in the metropolis of Middleton..have a good one!

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